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Posted on: May 25, 2021

City Council Recap 5-24-21

City Council Meeting Recap

A recap of the City Council meeting Monday, May 24.

During the 7 p.m. public meeting:

Recognition

  • City Council recognized Harvesting in Mansfield Center and presented them with their President's Volunteer Service Awards from 2019 and 2020. Mansfield Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association presented HIM Center with a donation in the amount of $10,000. 

Oath of Office

  • Council members Mike Leyman, Casey Lewis, and Julie Short all took their oaths of office for the newly elected term.

Election of Mayor Pro Tem

  • Council member Tonore was elected as the new Mayor Pro Tem.

Sub-Committee Reports

  • Members of the Revitalization of Historic Downtown Mansfield  Sub-Committee approved the minutes of the May 10, 2021 meeting.
  • Members of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Funds and Allocation Sub-Committee approved the minutes of the May 12, 2021 meeting.
  • Members of the Public Memorials Sub-Committee approved the minutes of the May 17, 2021 meeting.
  • Members of the Revitalization of Historic Downtown Mansfield  Sub-Committee approved the minutes of the May 21, 2021 meeting.

Staff Comments

  • Introduction of Assistant Director Arty Wheaton-Rodriguez and Director of Planning Jason Alexander
  • Mansfield Volunteer Program appreciation event update
  • Annual Realtors' Breakfast update
  • Community Services Project update
  • MISD proposal to route Asa Low busses to Clover Hill Driveway update
  • Union Pacific Railroad construction project at North Street update
  • Presentation of the monthly financial report for the period ending April 30, 2021

Consent Agenda

  • Council approved approved a resolution to fund a construction contract to McClendon Construction Company, Inc. for the  FY 2020 CDBG Project, Lake Street, in an amount not to exceed $278,523.60 (Street Bond Fund, Utility Fund, and 2020 CDBG).
  • Council approved the May 10, 2021, regular City Council meeting minutes.

Public Hearing Continuation and Second and Final Reading

  • Public Hearing Continuation and Second and Final Reading an ordinance approving an amendment to Section 155.099(B)(b) of the Code of Ordinances, "Zoning" related to the setback for a swimming pool at the rear property line.

New Business

  • No action was taken for item 21-4054 regarding the 87th Regular Legislature.
  • Council approved a resolution to amend Section 1.08, "Creation of Committees, Boards and Commissions and Election of Mayor Pro Tem" of the Procedural Rules of Council by which the City Council of Mansfield conducts its meetings.
  • Council approved an ordinance to abandon a portion of a drainage easement relating to the South Holland Road Phase Two.
  • Council considered and approved an ordinance to establish an economic development program for community activation grants and temporary retail vendor recruitment in the Historic Mansfield Reinvestment Zone.


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